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Two hours exemptions extended to five years

FMCSA extended hours exemptions for the Department of Energy and WestRock to five years from the date the exemptions were granted.

Inspection regulations see minor changes

FMCSA amended its several provisions in its FMCSRs mainly for clarification purposes, and in doing so, removed the ability for carriers to use roadside inspections as their annual inspections, among ...

FMCSA extends some regulatory waivers, makes some hours exemptions permanent

FMCSA, in compliance with the FAST Act of 2015, has made permanent some hours of service exemptions and instituted several other regulatory changes.

DOT delays online carrier registration system implementation until January

Kelly Regal, FMCSA associate administrator of research and information technology, said the agency is updating its IT systems and migrating existing data to new servers, which is causing the delay ...

DOT still projects CDL clearinghouse, speed limiter rules for summer publication

Rules to implement a CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and to mandate speed limiters on Class 8 trucks are still set to be published this summer, according to the latest ...
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FMCSA grants hours exemption to fireworks haulers

The exemption allows the companies to extend the 14-hour on-duty window by excluding mid-period off-duty or sleeper-berth time of any length.

Military vets with driving experience get full year to waive CDL skills test

Military veterans looking to transition into commercial driving after their service now have up to a year after leaving the military to waive the CDL skills test.
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FMCSA adjusts fines for violations based on inflation

Some fines are higher than previous years, and some are lower, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the adjustments.

DOT begins audit looking into detention time at shippers, receivers

The DOT has initiated an audit to look into the effects on the trucking industry of detention time at shippers and receivers.

Projected speed limiter publication date delayed again, CDL clearinghouse set to publish in August

The Department of Transportation has delayed the expected publication date for a potential rule to mandate speed limiters on trucks while keeping the publication date for the CDL clearinghouse at ...

Stemco seeks regs exemption to allow TrailerTails to be flush with top of trailers

Stemco says for TrailerTails to be fully effective, they need to be flush with the top of the trailers, which is not currently permitted by federal regulations.

Final version of next phase of truck emissions, fuel economy regulations advances

The agencies introduced the proposed rule last June that will begin taking effect for model year 2018 trailers and 2021 for tractors. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire ...

FMCSA now requires seat belts for truck passengers

The agency will publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 7 and said the rule “holds motor carriers and drivers responsible” for making sure passengers in ...

Stay Metrics offers free online Tire Safety training module for Roadcheck 2016

A complimentary online training module offers tips and guidance on the four areas of tire safety that inspection officers will be targeting for Roadcheck 2016, June 7-9.